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What does the Latin HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE mean?

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Apart from being the inspiration for an album title by John Cale, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE is Latin for “shamed be he who thinks ill of it.” You can find this motto on gold sovereigns of George III. It’s the motto of the Order of the Garter.

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